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Ten Commandments of cross-examination

September 20, 2018

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV, Daniel I. Small BridgeTower Media Newswires In 1975, Irving Younger, then a professor at Cornell Law School, gave a talk in which he set forth the “Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination.” It caught on almost immediately ...

'Fitness' gym gets KO'd at the Court of Appeals

September 20, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek While I don’t necessarily enjoy working out, I understand the importance of maintaining one’s physique and improving overall physical health. Such factors are undoubtedly why Yvette Cormier joined the Planet Fitness gym in ...

Top podcasts for lawyers

September 20, 2018

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Podcasts have been around for decades now, but it was only recently that lawyers really began to take notice of them. The “Serial” podcast’s fame helped expand the reach of podcasts, both among the ...

Can technology help predict crime and flight risk?

September 20, 2018

Kahryn Riley Mackinac Center for Public Policy Law school professors teach that the legal system relies on judicial neutrality and binding precedent to ensure that cases get resolved objectively and consistently. But, they regularly caution, the reality is ...

Attacks on press display disregard for a free society

September 20, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief In May, at the annual convention of the Michigan Press Association, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter offered a lesson on the increased importance of a robust free press in an era of growing right wing fanaticism. It ...

When the cell door closes, a window of educational opportunity should open

September 20, 2018

Kahryn Riley Mackinac Center for Public Policy The American criminal justice system is often thought of as a continuum of institutions that begins with the enactment and enforcement of criminal laws and ends with a trial, conviction and prison sentence. But ...